This is a dual purpose post. One, to tell any of my local readers that they should consider giving some blood at the weeklong drive at the Air Force Academy/Fort Carson. There’s a shortage of blood among our troops and one of the benefits of living in a military town is that they are airlifting all of the blood units donated immediately to Iraq. My blood from yesterday’s session is literally somewhere on its way to the Middle East right now. That’s pretty cool. So lay an arm and donate a pint! Plus you get charming medical attendants in uniform all week long at absolutely no added charge:
I had posted a Basketball-Diaries-esque picture here of the needle running into my arm (the nurse Mr. Christian snapped it for me of his own volition) but I took it down because it even made ME shudder and it was MY arm. Even though I do always watch the needle go in, and ask a lot of medical questions. It’s really just in case I ever run into Dr. John Carter/Dr. Doug Ross on an elevator and need to sound knowledgable.
And then the other purpose of this, of course, is to post up the soundtrack that was running through my head the entire time. You knew this was coming:
Blood (live in San Francisco, 7/16/06) – Pearl Jam
I love that wah-wah…and the scream
PS – I have that aforementioned “Blood Mix” I compiled on cassette back in the day, snippets of all their lyrics (at the time) referencing blood. I don’t know why I did it. However, does anyone have the technology to rip a cassette tape to mp3? If you do, and can help me, then we can listen to my masterwork.
And here are two more kitschy theme-time radio hour contributions:
Positive Bleeding – Urge Overkill (ohhhh, I forgot how fantastic this song is)
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bob Dylan, live from BBC London, June 1965